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AN AID IN TEACHING, AND IN HISTORICAL STUDIES.

BY

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THEODORE D. WOOLSEY.

TK EDITION REVISED AND ENLARGED.

5.264

BUDAPE

LONDON:
SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, SEARLE, & RIVINGTON,
CROWN BUILDINGS, 188, FLEET STREET.

1879.

(All rights reserved.)

LONDON: GILBERT AND RIVINGTON, PRINTERS,

ST. JOHN'S SQUARE.

Το

THE MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUT DE DROIT INTERNATIONAL,

TUIS FIFTH EDITION OF HIS INTRODUCTION TO THAT

STUDY IS

Respectfully Inscribed

BY TICIZ QOLLEAGUE,

THE AUTHOR.

PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION.

The first edition of this work appeared in 1860, and the second, with much new matter and some changes of order, in 1864. A third in 1871, besides other additions, was enlarged by an important supplement to the second Appendix, bringing the list of treaties down as nearly as possible to the time of publication, and by a third Appendix containing notes on topics either briefly spoken of in the body of the work or newly brought into prominence during the war of the rebellion, The fourth edition now follows, in which quite a number of corrections, more or less important, are introduced into the main text; an addition is made to the list of writers on international law, and of collectors of diplomatic documents; the treaties are brought down to the present time; and the third Appendix is closed by a note discussing the case of the Virginius.

In regard to corrections, the reader is referred to $$ 55, 58, 122, 152, and 163 as containing the principal ones; and he is requested also to consult the notes in the third Appendix in connection with the text to which they relate. It would have suited both writer and reader better to have had these notes inserted in the text, but stereotype plates put books into a strait-jacket which it is hard to throw off.

The title-page describes this work so aptly that a few words only need to be used in regard to its plan and object. The author had been engaged for a number of years in teaching international law and in giving lectures on history. The forward movement of this law over the world, the possibility

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